I went to my O.B. appt on Friday, May 10 & hadn't made much progress, 2.5/3 cm & 60% effaced. Came home & ate an entire pineapple around 6 p.m. then took a walk down my street. My hubby left for work around 8:30 pm & I went to sleep. At 3 I felt a small gush of fluid & just knew! Got up to head to the bathroom & then it wouldn't stop!! Called my hubby at about 3:15 & he came home. By the time we got to the hospital & got settled in & checked it was just after 4am. I was still close to 3cm & contracting every 3 minutes. I had a feeling it was going to be a quick labor so we waited about an hour & then the anesthesiologist came for my epidural. IT WAS HORRIBLE!!!! He said my spine had a curve & I kept getting shots of electricity down my left leg. My right side went numb right away but not my left. It took forever for him to get it in place & it never worked right. At 11:30 am we started getting ready to push, by this time the epidural was useless. I felt every contraction & TONS of pressure! The nurse had me do a practice push & then made me stop, she said baby was right there. I pushed 3 times & he was born at 12:47 pm. They layed him on my chest & he just stared at me, wasn't crying at all. The nurses took him to try & get him to cry....he never really did. His 1 minute apgar was 8 & his 5 minute was 9, they said he looked great. When the hubby cut his cord the Dr. pointed out a HUGE knot & said that if my labor or delivery would've been longer things could've gone very badly. Then after his cord was cut they noticed he only had a 2 vessel cord instead of a 3 vessel cord. Only 1% of babies are born like this, most die before birth was what he told us. He was sent for a u/s of his kidneys & they also checked his heart, those are 2 of the most common issues. He was PERFECT!!!!!! We had a follow up yesterday with his pediatrician & he's lost a little bit of weight & is now weight 6lbs 15.4 oz. Another result of his cord is lower birth weights....my other 3 children were all over 9lbs. He is here, he is healthy & he was obviously meant to be my miracle baby!!!!!